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Newcastle United Confirm Pre Season Fixtures
Newcastle United have confirmed the club will play eight pre-season matches ahead of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign.
As well as travelling to an already-confirmed tour of New Zealand and tournament in Germany, the Magpies will have four fixtures in England - away to Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town and at home to a yet-to-be-announced European club.
Newcastle United managing director, Lee Charnley, said:
"We are very pleased to confirm all of our pre-season away matches and to give supporters in this country and overseas as much time as possible to make their own plans.
As well as providing the players with strong tests at important stages in preparation for next season, we have also balanced our schedule with excellent commercial opportunities as we look to continue showcasing Newcastle United as part of the Barclays Premier League's global success.
We hope to be able to announce details of our home fixture to take place on 9th or 10th August and also an open day for fans of all ages at St. James? Park shortly."
Manager, Alan Pardew, said:
"Pre-season is a crucial time for any football club so I'm very pleased with the mix of opposition and the training programme the squad will face.
It's vitally important that the players are fully prepared and get out of the blocks quickly when August comes around so we will be working hard to ensure they get the absolute maximum out of the games we've selected for them."
Tuesday 15th July 2015 - Oldham Athletic, Boundary Park (kick off 7:30pm)
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - Sydney FC, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (NZ) (Kick off 7:30pm local time)
Saturday 26th July 2014 - Wellington Phoenix, Westpac Stadium, Wellington (NZ) (Kick off 4:30pm local time)
Wednesday 30th July 2014 - Sheffield Wednesday, Hillsborough (Kick off 7:45pm)
Saturday 2nd August 2014 - Fixture TBC, VELTINS-Arena (Germany) (Kick off TBC)
Sunday 3rd August 2014 - Fixture TBC, VELTINS-Arena (Germany) (Kick off TBC)
Tuesday 5th August 2014 - Huddersfield Town, John Smith's Stadium (Kick off 7:45pm)
9th / 10th August 2014 - Fixture TBC, St James' Park (Kick off TBC)
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